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Fianna Fáil lack credibility on Brexit - David Cullinane TD

22 October, 2017 - by David Cullinane TD


Reacting to comments from Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary, Sinn Fein Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Brexit Deputy David Cullinane said Fianna Fáil lack credibility on Brexit and cannot be trusted.

Deputy Cullinane accused Fianna Fáil of putting forward technical solutions to the border and ignoring the need for a political solution.

Speaking today Deputy Cullinane said:

"Fianna Fáil lack credibility on Brexit. They see the issue of the border as solely about trade. Their call for an electronic border is naive and clueless.

"Any EU frontier on the island is a retrograde step and must be resisted. What is required is a political and not an electronic solution.

"This is a party who supported Fine Gael in the budget and are allowing its passage through the Dáil. They are criticising and yet propping up Fine Gael at the same time. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.  They simply cannot be trusted.

"Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has followed in the footsteps of his party leader and has chosen to attack Sinn Fein on the North rather than put forward solutions. Sinn Fein is consistent in defending the Good Friday Agreement.

"It is the reason why we argue for a political solution to Brexit and one that keeps the GFA in the EU and it is also at the heart of the current difficulties in the North. Sinn Fein has delivered on all of its commitments in terms of the GFA. The DUP and the British and Irish Governments are in default. The institutions in the North can only be restored if past agreements are delivered in full.

"Fianna Fáil are classic hurlers on the ditch when it comes to the North. They snipe from the sidelines and yet fail to contest elections. Their negative rhetoric and partisan commentary is grill to the mist for those in the North resistant to change.

"Sinn Fein will continue to protect the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts both in Brexit talks and in talks aimed at restoring the institutions in the North."

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